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Strategic ThinkingDesign ThinkingInnovation ManagementDesign ManagementInnovation

Learner Career Outcomes

25%

started a new career after completing these courses

26%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

No prior experience needed to participate in and benefit from this course.

Approx. 6 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, English, Spanish...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

What Is Design Thinking?

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings
6 videos
What Is Design Thinking? Hear from the Experts13m
The Good Kitchen Story14m
Business Model Innovation5m
Challenges Best-Suited for Design Thinking4m
Visualization Tool7m
2 readings
Course Overview10m
Learning Community10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Preparing Your Mind for Innovation

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 56 min)
4 videos
The Story of George & Geoff23m
How Prepared Is Your Mind?6m
Storytelling Tool7m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Idea Generation

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 37 min)
4 videos
The MeYouHealth Story Part I: What Is?12m
The MeYouHealth Story Part II: What If?9m
Mind Mapping Tool10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Experimentation

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 55 min)
5 videos
The IBM Story14m
Learning Launch Tool16m
Reviewing Our Lessons4m
Strategic Opportunities15m

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About the Leading the Modern Day Business Specialization

The modern day business is a dynamic enterprise, and leading it now needs a conglomerate of essential skills, ranging from design thinking and digital transformation, to product management and IT. This specialization covers these essential skills and concepts, and what they mean for companies and businesses. It starts with digital transformation, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and led by top-ranked Darden faculty and Boston Consulting Group global management experts. It then introduces design thinking, which provides you with the tools to become an innovative thinker and uncover creative opportunities at every level in every kind of organization. The specialization then switches gears into what it takes to become a product person in today’s digital age, which is a different game relative to what product management used to be. Finally, since now more than ever, companies are investing heavily in IT, the last part of this specialization will cover major challenges within corporate IT, and how to address them with the disciplined use of design thinking....
Leading the Modern Day Business

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